ITHACA SODA CO. ROOT BEER. This root beer has a rich, creamy body & gently spiced flavor profile. Panama bark extract, hops, whole star anise, juniper berries & vanilla bean lend this craft soda its classic yet unique flavor. All-natural cane sugar provides Ithaca Root Beer with just enough sweetness without overpowering the spices. Ithaca Root Beer is perfect enjoyed on its own, or as the base of a root beer float.